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OCA Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder K.L. Wang


WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates mourns the loss of OCA Co-Founder Kung-Lee Wang. Last Friday, Kung-Lee (K.L.) Wang passed away. His death comes only three months after the passing of fellow OCA Co-Founder Alex Mark. Wang, along with co-founder Alex Mark, founded OCA to serve as a unified, national voice for Chinese Americans in the ongoing …

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Muriel Hom, OCA 2014 Trailblazer Awardee


By Jennie L. Ilustre One word describes Muriel Hom, recipient of the Organization of Chinese Americans’ 2014 Trailblazer Award at its gala night on November 2: Unique. Opera Internationals’ Producer Director Hom is Baldwin Artist, pianist and coach. She has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and on PBS Television. An international artist, she has also performed …

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Michael Lin, Making a Difference as a National Leader


By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos by Gino Wang When Dr. Michael Lin, biomedical scientist and national Asian American leader, received the Roscoe R. Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award from Montgomery County recently, typically he shifted the spotlight on others. He acknowledged the three ladies seated in front: Daphne Kwok, Ginny Gong and his wife Ellen. He was the National President …

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OCA urges FCC and ABC to take responsibility for ‘kill everyone in China’ Jimmy Kimmel skit


By Mary Tablante Civil rights organization Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA) is continuing to take action with both the Federal Communications Commission and ABC Network in relation to the October “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit in which a child commented that the solution to solving the United States’ national debt crisis was to “kill everyone in China.” OCA, a national organization …

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OCA Celebrates 40th Anniversary at National Convention


From July 18-21, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates hosted their national convention at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C. The convention included a preliminary screening of the documentary film “Linsanity”, workshops on activism, a politics plenary session, and a star studded gala, which closed the event. — Were you at the OCA conference? Share your photos with us …

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OCA To Host 40th National Convention in DC

OCA chapter of the year 2012

From Thursday July 18 – Saturday July 21, the Organization of Chinese Americans will host their largest event of the year – the OCA National Convention. The program includes a variety of workshops including health workshops, writer’s workshops, and more. OCA has created five different tracks: chapter advancement track, federal leadership training track, professional development track, college track, and youth …

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OCA Talk on Asian American Immigration


By CeCe Wang April 28, 2013 – Today, an enormous number of Chinese students and young professionals fly to the United States via airport with their legal student and work visa to seek better life opportunities. However, in the 19th century, Chinese civilians who were seeking to escape war and poverty by selling labor to American and Canadian railroad recruiters …

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